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Address: Rochester, MN

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Geese Galore!!!

A great park with a lake in Rochester. Lots of Canada Geese and Mallards -- clearly used to people while making a great cacophony of quacking and honking:))) A must stop if you... read more

Reviewed 22 February 2017
Sooz_and_Dave
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Tallahassee, Florida
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are nice walking trails around the lake. But, I would not list this as one of the 10 best things to do in Rochester.

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Rochester, Minnesota
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26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 25 March 2017

It's beautiful untill a few years ago they let the weeds growing so tall you can't see the water . The weeds look half dead. Like the city don't have money to grow flowers or other shrubs . They let the weeds growing because the geese poop was all over. If I had to choose the beauty of the lake... More 

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Northfield, Minnesota
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Wear old shoes or boots due to the hundreds of geese, but a great sight to see. The lake and park has canoe and kayak rentals in the summer and a playground for the kids.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

A great park with a lake in Rochester. Lots of Canada Geese and Mallards -- clearly used to people while making a great cacophony of quacking and honking:))) A must stop if you enjoy nature.

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Chatfield, Minnesota
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19 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

It's a small lake. There are a lot of geese hanging around at the lake, at least when it's warm. Otherwise, there's not much there.

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Thank sep780
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17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Have been here numerous times, with family and friends. We love to bring bread and feed the geese. When my daughters were younger they would get chased by the geese after feeding them.

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Minnesota
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383 reviews
167 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Silver Lake is a rather long walk from the Mayo Clinic, but doable. There are a few trails, and it is a pleasant place to clear your head.

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Rochester, New York
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4 reviews
Reviewed 16 December 2016

The green bank brush has helped cut down on goose crap. Still watch where ya walk. A good exercise route to take or run

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st paul
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016

such a nice park to walk and relax in plus it is fun to watch the canadian geese and the people are really friendly and caring. It is a great place to unwind and think.

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Coralville, Iowa
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107 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016

We enjoyed a nice scenic walk near downtown Rochester. Not as nice as a more rural area, but nice for it's location. The big drawback were all of the geese.

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